Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 30th Jan 2010 06:58 UTC, submitted by chrisfriberg
Google BBC News reports: Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on the search engine. The firm said from 1 March some of its services, such as Google Docs, would not work "properly" with the browser. It recommended individuals and firms upgrade "as soon as possible".
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RE: IE6 Users
by DrillSgt on Sat 30th Jan 2010 07:44 UTC in reply to "IE6 Users"
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

According to my knowledge there are three set of IE 6 users
(1) Enterprise users who doesn't have money to upgrade their existing softwares
(2) Home users, who doesn't know to use Windows Update to keep their computers upto date.
(3) Pirated Windows XP users for whom the latest IE or windows update are not available.


For category number 2, is not necessarily that they don't know how to use windows update. Ever try running that through dial-up? I would refuse to run it to. A good chunk of the US does not have broadband available yet, and stuck on dial-up, so is expected.

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RE[2]: IE6 Users
by chrish on Mon 1st Feb 2010 13:45 in reply to "RE: IE6 Users"
chrish Member since:
2005-07-14

Seconded; Windows Update over dial-up is absolutely horrid. When I visit my in-laws I have to get them to stay off the phone for at least a day while Windows Update chatters back and forth.

A 200MB (or whatever) patch isn't bad on broadband, but on dial-up it's absolutely ridiculous.

Insert rant about telecomms companies taking government $$$ to expand broadband networks and then not bothering to actually do the work...

- chrish

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